Seven Paddles We Love for Queer Kinky Sex

Want to branch out into kink for the first time? A paddle knows what’s up. Want to punish? A paddle is there for you. Want to reward bad behavior? A paddle has your back, or more specifically your bottom. These seven paddles are easy to use and range in sensation from a light slap to a heavy sting.

Don’t forget to familiarize yourself with safety and safe targets before you start.


Aslan Leather Slapper

a black rectangular slapper with two tongues

Into the idea and aesthetic of spanking more than the physical sensation? A slapper is a paddle-like impact toy that usually causes a less intense physical sensation than a paddle would, but consists of a firmer piece that hits the target and a floppy piece that hits the firmer piece, making a louder noise than a paddle alone. The Aslan Leather Slapper is made of two layers of flexible black leather and a reinforced handle and is 15” long.


Sportsheets Leather Slut Paddle

a rectangular black leather paddle with "SLUT" in reverse red

Let everyone know your bottom’s a slut with the Sportsheets Leather Slut Paddle, a rigid black leather paddle with “slut” picked out in block letters in recessed red. It has a tapered handle so it’s easy to grip and a reinforced nickel hole so it’s easy to hang. It’s 12.50” long by 1.25” wide.


Sportsheets Saffron Ping Pong Paddle

an oval red leather paddle with a loop for hanging

This red vegan leather paddle has a larger surface area for thuddier, resonating sensation. If you’ve ever looked speculatively at a ping pong paddle but couldn’t bring yourself to play with, y’know, an actual ping pong paddle, the Sportsheets Saffron Ping Pong Paddle is for you. It’s 15.25” long, 6.0” at its widest point, and 0.25” thick.


Fetish Fantasy Wooden Paddle

an oval wooden paddle with a loop for hanging

Wooden impact toys are a lot less flexible than their leather counterparts, which means the same amount of force is a whole lot stingier. This smooth, lightweight Fetish Fantasy Wooden Paddle is 0.2 inches thick, 11 inches long and 4 inches wide for what LoveHoney calls “a jolly good wallop.” Hopefully your experience with it, unlike its manufacturing process, will not be cruelty-free.


Tantus Pelt

a black paddle with a smooth oval hitting surface

As a silicone paddle, the Tantus Pelt can be super stingy, especially if any fluids are in play. Sweating a little? It’s going to hurt a lot more. If you’re not into the sting, it’s still worth considering a silicone paddle for one simple reason: unlike a paddle made of porous leather or wood, you can disinfect a silicone paddle by boiling it. Spanking genitals? Drawing blood? Playing with multiple partners? It’s all possible with a silicone paddle, without having to subsequently dedicate that paddle to that particular bottom. The Tantus Pelt comes in black silicone with a satin finish and is 11.6” long and 3” wide.


Fun Factory Buck Dich

a black paddle with a round surface and a curved, ridged dildo for a handle

The Buck Dich is also a silicone paddle, with a shining difference: it has a dildo as a handle. Or maybe it’s a silicone dildo with a shining difference: it has a round paddle as a handle. Either way, it’s weightier than its predecessor in the dildo-paddle arena, the Tantus Plunge, and as a paddle has a more rigid plastimorph core that makes it surprisingly thuddy. It also has one smooth side and one slightly textured side for different sensations. As a dildo, the Stronic Drei-derived ridges and curve are fun to grip with a hand or hole.


Dominix Braun Leather Paddle

a skinny brown leather paddle

Don’t you just hate when your ruler breaks before your bottom does? The Dominix Braun Leather Paddle is slim and stingy like a ruler but with staying power. It has a 6-inch studded brown leather handle and flexible, double-layered 13″ long body. Ouch.

Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

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37 Comments

  1. Oooh I have household implements: silicone spatula, wooden spoon, metal corset boning (okay maybe that one doesn’t count as most people’s idea of a household implement) but I do looove the idea of something like the SLUT paddle and my imagination is running wild now

    I’d better get a grip

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